DEPARTMENT RESEARCH SCHOLAR WINS GENDER, PLACE AND CULTURE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AWARD FOR NEW AND EMERGING SCHOLARS, 2022
The Department of Geography is proud to announce that doctoral candidate Maria Anne Fitzgerald has been awarded the Gender, Place and Culture Annual International Conference Award for New and Emerging Scholars, 2022.
The award is for emerging researchers in feminist geographies who are trying to establish research careers and create research momentum. The award comes with a cash prize of USD 1000 and is intended to be used towards attending an international conference to present a paper related to feminist geography. Maria presented a paper titled ‘From gender wallah to feminist geographer: Reflections on ‘doing’ Gender and Feminist Geography in India’ at a Tricenary Session of the IGU Commission on Gender and Geography at UGI-IGU 2022 in Paris, France, July 18-22, 2022.
The Editors of GPC found her work “very interesting with many connections to the further development of feminist geography as a discipline” and have also offered to publish the paper in the journal.
Maria Anne Fitzgerald is an emerging feminist scholar with a keen interest in mapping the way identity and space co-constitute the social world of young people. Her research is informed by everyday experiences in and beyond academia. For her doctoral study, Maria focuses on visibilising the experiences of young people born into cross-cultural families in Kolkata. She has been building on this research interest since her MA, with her supervisor Prof. Anindita Datta in relation to home spaces (the theme of her MA dissertation), spaces beyond the home – educational, community and religious institutions (focus of her M.Phil. Dissertation), and within the city, region and nation (her ongoing PhD Research).
DEPARTMENT STUDENTS SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS BERGEN SUMMER RESEARCH SCHOOL 2021
The Department of Geography is proud to announce that Doctoral researchers Shinjini Bhattacharjee and Maria Anne Fitzgerald have been selected to attend the annual Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) 2021.
Shinjini Bhattacharjee has been accepted into the BSRS 2021 course ‘Internationalising Higher Education’. This course is designed for PhD students who are developing their careers as professors and University leaders and equips them with strategies for inter-institutional collaborations, such as exchange projects, joint programs, distance or online education consortia, and research partnerships. Maria Anne Fitzgerald will be attending the course ‘Inequality, intergenerational mobility and early childhood’ which examines the role of early childhood development in reproducing social inequality across different generations. The course focuses on the role of human capital investment and formation in understanding observer inequality in childhood and over the life cycle. Apart from their respective courses, they will also be attending a joint session ‘Systems thinking and creative interdisciplinary problem-solving and project management’ which seeks to facilitate inter-disciplinary collaboration. [ Read More.... ]
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